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Halloween Safety Tips from Southern Oak

October 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

Halloween is here, so it’s time to make sure your home is ready. Whether you’re having friends over for spooky fun or you plan on welcoming lots of tiny tots in costume to choose their favorite treats, it’s also a good time of year to revisit your homeowner’s insurance policy. Southern Oak has tips to make sure you stay nightmare free!

Fire Prevention Starts With You

October 5, 2018 at 12:44 pm | No comment | Category: Fire Safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

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Fire education isn’t just for kids. Adults, teenagers and especially the elderly are at risk in the event of a fire and every second counts when it comes to getting out safely. Every member of your family needs to be educated on how to prevent fires at home and how to get out in case a fire does occur. You should also share this information with your neighbors and local community. The National Fire Prevention Association has developed their Look, Listen, Learn campaign for Fire Prevention Week to help everyone understand the role they play in fire prevention.

Halloween Safety Tips for the Family

October 4, 2018 at 8:55 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year for kids. Dressing up, being outside with friends, family and tons of candy are enough to make any kid boil over with excitement. Keeping family safety in mind ahead of time can help produce a safe and memorable holiday for everyone. Here are 5 important tips to consider:

Florida Homeowner Tips: Reduce Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

June 23, 2018 at 3:02 am | No comment | Category: Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

homeowners insuranceAs Floridians ourselves, we know that the cost of air conditioning becomes one of the largest home expenses during the long summers. Cooling expenses should also be a consideration when buying a house as both electricity and the premiums for Florida homeowners insurance are two big costs of home ownership to consider beyond just making mortgage payments.

What Your Home Insurance May Not Cover

June 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm | No comment | Category: Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

shutterstock_695032663If you’ve just bought a new house – and especially if this is your first time buying one – you’re probably wondering exactly how your homeowners insurance works and what it covers. Well, a better answer may be what it doesn’t cover. Many new homeowners assume their policy handles quite a few types of damage that it doesn’t, and the results can be devastating in a disaster. So before calling it a day and turning your attention to other things, it’s best to find out what your home insurance fails to cover and fill in any holes. Here are five of the biggest gaps that you might consider plugging.

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

May 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

identity theftIf you’ve ever been the unfortunate victim of identity theft, you know all too well the terrible wave of panic that sweeps over you the moment you realize your information has been stolen and used fraudulently.  You also know how difficult it is to put the pieces back together and recover from an incident involving identity theft or fraud.

Spring into Fire Safety: A Guide to Prepping Your Home This Season

shutterstock_220431301When you’re in the throes of spring cleaning, take a moment and remember to add these fire prevention tips onto your honey-dos. Not only do you want to prevent fires and keep the lives of your family members safe, but you also want to safeguard against costly smoke damage which can often be impossible to remove. Here are a few fire safety tips to get you going.

10 New Home Buying Tips

April 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm | No comment | Category: Home Buying, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

Homeowners InsuranceSo you’re in the process of buying a new home, and you’re wondering what the deal is with home insurance. You need it, obviously, but how should you go about finding it? What type of coverage do you need? How do you know if you have enough insurance? Those are all great questions to talk with a local independent agent about. The following 10 factors are crucial to take into account when you’re trying to choose homeowners insurance, so don’t overlook them.

It’s 2018! Time for a Homeowners Insurance Checkup

January 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder, Storm Season

homeowners insuranceNew Year, New…Insurance Policy? You bet. Floridians were hit hard in 2017 and many were left disillusioned with their coverage. Now is the time to dig into the details of your policy, talk with your insurance agent, and make changes to ensure 2018 is covered.

Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel

December 1, 2017 at 4:57 am | No comment | Category: family safety, Homeowner's Insurance, Policyholder

holiday travelPreparing for travel over the holidays can make people simultaneously anxious and excited. You’re balancing how fun it will be to have family meet your new bundle of joy versus how much your fellow airline passengers will appreciate your precious cargo. When you start feeling overwhelmed, keep these tips in mind for easier travel.

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